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“Yummy Yummy!”
Review of Dol Ho

Dol Ho
Ranked #2,468 of 5,860 Restaurants in San Francisco
Price range: $1 - $20
Cuisines: Asian, Chinese
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Good for: Large groups
Dining options: Breakfast
Neighborhood: Chinatown
Reviewed September 29, 2012

After reading reviews on TA, we decided to try it. We were seated at a round table with six older Chinese women who spoke no English. We smiled and continued to have a nonverbal conversation throughout the meal. All of the dim sum were delicious, the shou mai like eating shrimp flavored clouds. On leaving, one woman askes "Yummy Yummy?"
Yes, definitely Yummy Yummy!

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1  Thank yachtchefKeyLargo
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Reviewed July 23, 2012

I call atmosphere eating great ethnic food, served in the manner it is meant to be; simple and authentic. English is not the primary language here< nor will you find fancy dipping sauces BUT you will find dim sum fresh and hot in tin steamers and other favorite Chinese dishes along with spicy chilli condiments on the table> There's also a variety of soup, meats and rice and fried type "small plates". I would have loved to try more. Food is also available for take away. The tea is good, there is Puhr available if you ask for it. Oh, and service with a smile! Our lunch bill for two, eating four different items, was under $12.........amazing. Try to match that!

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1  Thank mushroommarlene
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Reviewed January 13, 2012

Dol Ho is not your location if your looking for atmosphere or service. The majority of the clientele were Asian. We were seated at a table already occupied by another patron. We said our greetings and waited for the food cart to make a pass. Instead of ordering from the menu, the dim sum plates and metal pots and steam plates arrived by cart. Each cart had 3-4 choices. The server/deliverer spoke sufficient English to describe the contents with one or two words. The portions were ample for the price and the food was good. In inadvertently we choose three shrimp dishes (our server was busy with other patrons so we just grab 3 plates of something that look good; it was good).

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1  Thank dbmd82
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Reviewed June 18, 2011

Family of two adults and two teenagers ate great tasting dim sum for $23.00. Unbelievable value in a neighborhood hole-in-wall where the locals eat. Highly recommended for casual meal.

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2  Thank conr2286
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Reviewed September 12, 2010

Wow, what an incredible 60 minutes that will never be forgotten. We were walking along Pacific Ave looking for a place to eat when we happened onto this tiny excuse of a restaurant, and boy are we glad we did.

Patrons walking into the kitchen to get their own tea, clearing their own dishes, customers sauntering in and chatting it up with old friends.. it was like transporting into a little village in the mainland. You won't get any service here if you don't speak your mind (preferably in Cantonese), but if you are looking for an authentic "yum cha" experience, everything that unfolds in this place is eye opening.

And that's not even talking about the food. Have you ever craved for that mind-blowing dim sum discovery that would set the standard? Taste and flavoring that is unmistakably Chinese without over-seasoning and death-by-oil? This place is packed during all hours and there is no doubt their food is the reason why. Never before have we tasted such satisfying dim sum, such savory flavors, so many varied dishes as flawlessly executed. And trust me, we have looked.

After a few bites, you will inevitably come to the conclusion: "So this is what it was supposed to taste like."

A bittersweet realization, if you are vacationing from far.

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1  Thank Elabert
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